Luxury Resort and Travel Guide

Resort Report: Island Golf and SoCal Stay & Play

Looking for a quick getaway but waiting for the best deal? This week’s Resort Report features golf on the Hawaiian Islands, Stay and Play packages in San Diego and a Northern California Ritz-Carlton that just announced perks for pets.

Unlimited Golf in the Lap of SoCal Luxury

Golfers can unwind at California’s only triple Five-Star resort and fine tune their game with unlimited play – from 2 p.m. on check-in day to Noon at check-out day. Tee times are subject to weather conditions and availability at time of reservation. Additional days of unlimited golf must be booked at the package rate. Sunday through Thursday rates from $425 per night; Friday through Saturday rates from $525 per night. Package is valid for two people and is exclusive of hotel tax and gratuity. Available through June 28, 2012

To Learn More: Call 877.814.8472 or click HERE to see AFM’s review of the resort and it’s golf offerings.

Discounted Golf on World-Class Island Courses

The Kaua’i golf destination – a cooperative of five world-class courses and three award-winning resorts – today announces the return of the Kauai Golf Challenge package, which provides players a savings of more than 15% off standard green fees.

For $435 including tax, players can choose three rounds to play from among five participating courses – Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Puakea Golf Course, Princeville Prince Golf Course, Makai Golf Club, and Poipu Bay Golf Course. The rounds must be played at three different courses.Additionally, card holders receive a 10% merchandise discount on regular-priced items on the day of play. A round at Puakea includes a $50 golf shop credit, which can be used for merchandise, rental clubs, or green fees.

To Learn More: Call Poipu Bay, 800.858.6300, Princeville Prince, 800.826.1105, Kaua’i Lagoons, 800.634.6400, Makai, 808.826.1912, Puakea, 866.773.5554.

Pampered Pooch Program Launches at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Want to get away but don’t want to leave you pet? The uber-luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, a grand seaside resort and spa situated on dramatic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has a fun new “Pampered Pooch Program.” Guests can stay in one of the resorts newly designated guesthouses that are specifically pet-friendly and located along the Coastal Trail. These guesthouses are larger to comfortably accommodate an extra four-legged friend, and have easy access to the green lawns right outside. When checking in to the resort, pets will receive their own amenities, including bowls for food and water, a dog bed, a chew toy and a “woof” or “meow” door-hanger sign to alert the housekeepers, along with recommendations on nearby walking areas. In addition, the hotel offers an activity program for dogs, including dog walking along the Coastal Trial, playing fetch with a tennis ball and a walk along the beach, all activities a pampered pooch is sure to enjoy. Body brushing and grooming services are also available. A one-time cleaning fee of $125 is required.

To Learn More: Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb.

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